Sunday, December 4

Trouble Maker MV

Korean pop idol group members Jang Hyunseung of B2ST/BEAST ("SHOCK," "Bad Girl," and "Fiction") and Kim Hyuna of 4MINUTE ("Hot Issue," "Heart 2 Heart," and "Mirror Mirror") have teamed up to create Trouble Maker. Their debut single? ...well, it's Trouble Maker. The title track is a jazz-infused pop song with an easily addictive beat and the sexiest whistling I've ever heard. Then again, I have a bias in Hyunseung. The boy makes a leopard-print dinner jacket look some kinda sexy.


The plot is very James Bond if I'm interpreting it correctly, but who needs a plot when you have two attractive Korean kids in stylish clothes dropping it like it's hot? Hyuna does her best "sex kitten" imitation here, which would be impressive if I didn't know Kuroki Meisa does it better. (See: "Bad Girl" PV.) The rap seemed like the only reason they had Hyuna in the unit, but Hyunseung does a great job vocally, but I'm probably only saying that because hey, I have a bias in Hyunseung!

Honestly, though, the MV itself is fun to watch, and the song is good. I'm digging Hyuna's look here, which is more coquettish than sexy in my personal opinion. Her hair is effing cute, and her makeup is bangin'.

Now if she would only ditch the circle lenses...

And Hyunseung? Hyunseung's great. Hyunseung is perfect. I'm biased, don't judge me.

Tuesday, October 18

Hodgepodge.

I saw my [ stylist ] the other day because my roots were grown in and looked a little bad; see [ here ] for that hot mess. ARES helped fix my roots and trimmed my ends, because whoo boy, they were looking a little frayed when I got to her salon.

My hair update is just fixed roots, a trim, and I think she gave me a couple of highlights. My hair is now red-auburn with lingering hints of violet; at least that's how I see it. In the bright sunlight, it shows up way more red than in flash photography. It's all good with me, considering I don't personally jive with the idea of showing up to work with violet hair. (It's great for some people, but not for me.)




In other news, life continues its sedate pace. Absolutely nothing exciting has happened in my life, and considering my personality, that's a pretty good thing. I've gone ahead and gotten a public Twitter to follow bloggers/Twitters of interest, which is actually pretty fun considering I forget my Twitter exists until the very end of the day. Heh, but when I do check it, it's a little Twitter list of beauty blogs and updates. ♥

I've been pretty good about my no-buy, with the exception of the Stila thing -- the package arrived, by the way, but my first impression of the Stila tinted moisturizers are not too positive -- and this online order I'm going to place on the Walgreens website as soon as I finish this blog. As always, I'm going to blame Nouveau Cheap for this one; her enabling ways are stronger than Force Persuasion. If you wanna know to what I'm referring, please check [ here ] for that information. Brilliant stuff, I have to say.

Halloween's coming up soon. Plans? I have none. All I know for a fact is that I have to go to LACMA before the month's end so I can enjoy the Tim Burton exhibit they have there one last time.

I'm terrible at concluding my writing -- always have been, always will be -- so let me save myself from embarrassment with a little smidgen of food porn:



That hideous creation in the top picture is a food truck's version of a Hawaiian loco moco (and it was delicious until I could not eat another bite), while the bottom picture is Japanese takoyaki -- fried balls of batter with octopus inside -- with ponzu sauce. Delicious.

Saturday, October 8

No buy? What no buy?

My favorite Blogger resource for inexpensive makeup, [ Nouveau Cheap ], has tested my limits and won with this post about [ Stila's 5 Foundations for 5 Dollars ] post. I've never really tried anything from Stila, but they've always been a brand of interest for me considering people rave about a variety of their products all the time, all over the internet. I've also never been a big fan of foundation since I don't see my skin as problematic enough to need that much coverage, but tinted moisturizer is an entirely different story. I adore tinted moisturizer. (I love Revlon's ColorStay and PhotoReady foundations, true, but I tend to use them for special occasions.) I'll probably try four out of the five foundations listed -- I'm not a fan of the bronzing TM.

I can feel my debit cards sighing in exasperation already.

October update.

My red has completely faded, and my roots have grown in with a vengeance.


I've been trying to grow my hair back out (I have a preference for longer hair) but it's been a little difficult; the dyeing has left my hair pretty weak and I can see a lot of split ends already. Luckily I'll be visiting my stylist tomorrow, so hopefully I'll get rid of these ends -- and maybe get more red in, I haven't really decided yet.

I also have a new phone. It's been about a month.


This is the white iPhone4. I think the big difference between this and the iPhone4S is just the camera and there's something involving voice activation, so I didn't wait for that one. Lately my biggest obsession thanks to it has been that one game, "Cut the Rope"...the little monster Om Nom is endearing. Gah.

Meanwhile, work has been work. Being asocial is a really bad thing when one works in retail, I can tell you that...

Monday, September 19

New style.

I think it's high time I make writing a priority again!

Ah~ changing a blog's layout in accordance to the upcoming fall season is seriously soothing.

Wednesday, August 17

preview haul with the girls

In the beginning of August one of my best friends came back from teaching in Japan, and near the end of her short stay -- she was only around for ten days! -- I went with her to go shopping for souvenirs. Because it's almost the fall season, lots of stores in the Santa Monica Promenade were having end-of-the-season sales. The two places where I hauled a handful of things were Charlotte Russe and Love Culture.

Three tops and one purse...like I need more purses.

The orange and yellow tops both came from Charlotte Russe; meanwhile, Love Culture had a BOGOFREE sale so I got that shirt for free when I bought the bag. (Originally I wanted the shirt, but when they said it was BOGOFREE my friend Tracy gave me this bag and told me to buy it. The purse was pricier than the shirt.) Hey, whatever, this stuff is pretty good. I'll spaz about the price reductions later. :)

Oddly enough, I went to the Promenade primarily to visit the LUSH store there, because I've fallen in love with a perfume for the first time ever in my life:

I am addicted to this fragrance. Jasmine for the win.

I plan to wear it to work tomorrow.

Oh yeah, it's kind of crazy -- I'll be working at Kohl's from now on. Yay, retail! That's going to be blog fodder, lol.

Saturday, August 13

"Just Because" Giveaway!

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Hosted by JC of [ *Makeup Diary ]!

Check it out if you're interested in products from MAC, Sephora, and Urban Decay! ♥

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Friday, August 12

uhljjang glasses look


It seems like Fridays are just those days I feel like putting makeup on for no reason! Today's "uhljjang glasses look" is taken from a YouTube video by Oiseau88, who runs this blog over [ here ] for your reading convenience. I randomly discovered her when YouTube recommended one of her videos for me and I immediately subscribed. Her videos are very casual/relatable with an emphasis on Korean pop-inspired makeup -- which I find myself enjoying -- and her tutorial-making style is very simplistic. I think she speaks well, with simplicity and eloquence, so I'm really happy whenever I see a new video from her. I also think her approach towards makeup is great: she likes to keep things minimalist, letting the natural features shine through instead of recreating anything wild and crazy. Sometimes I love seeing makeup at work, but most of the time I want to see a tutorial I can wear anytime. Oiseau88 does a lot of those, so I'm really glad.

The "Korean uhljjang glasses look" can be viewed [ here ] for your viewing convenience! I used this video more as a guide instead a strict tutorial; the look is primarily thick liner and eye-brightening shadows all over the lid and inner corners of the eye. Simple and clean, for the most part!

Products Used:
Wet 'n Wild Ultimate Sheer SPF15 tinted moisturizer in Sun-Kissed and Natural
E.L.F. Studio Line under-eye liquid concealer in Medium/Glow
Wet 'n Wild ColorIcon Kohl Pencil in Taupe
MAC MSF in Medium/Natural and Shimmer
E.L.F. Studio Line Blush in Candid Coral and Pink Passion
Urban Decay Primer Potion (original)
Profusion 88 ProEyeshadow Palette -- peach shadow, white shimmer highlight, yellow shadow highlight
Wet 'n Wild MegaEyes Creme Eyeliner in 887 Eggplant
NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in 917 Purple
Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Coral

I use my lipsticks more as stains as opposed to actual lipsticks. I just don't jive well with the look of lipstick, I guess! But I have such a collection, aish...

Wet 'n Wild's cream eyeliner is the only cream/gel liner that doesn't smudge on me.

A closer look at the eye makeup. (Digital camera macro abilities, yay!)

I'm used to lining my eyes quite thinly with a liquid eyeliner as it's the the only time I don't have to worry about any color transferring to my lids, smearing, running, or general unsightliness when it comes to eyeliner. (I have hooded eyes.) However, the cream/gel eyeliner from Wet 'n Wild is some kind of amazing, since it dries so quickly that there's little to no transfer almost as soon as I line the eye. Of course this makes it a little difficult to work with, especially if I mess up, but I'll take the no-smearing over the slightly uneven application. I can always up the opacity with a little bit more work. I also love how the thicker liner makes the eyes stand out even behind glasses. And I just like the color purple. :)

Lately, I've really been into orange/coral. Might be the summer heat, or the fact that orange is really close to yellow in the color wheel -- I love yellow, it's the best color in the world to me -- but I've been collecting orange/coral lip colors and even blushers to the point where I have to really stop myself before I amass a collection. (No-buy? What no-buy?) So as of yesterday, my nails basically looked like this:


And my nail varnish is one of the discontinued Wet 'n Wild craze nail colors, this one is 230 Inferno. It's a badass orange.


Light formula, amazing pigmentation -- two coats to achieve perfect opacity -- and really cute packaging. As for wear time, I'm on my second day with the smallest of chips on my right thumbnail, courtesy of my own clumsiness. Why is this even discontinued?

Oh, and I watched "Cowboys & Aliens" yesterday. It was okay. That's the best compliment I can make for it, to be honest...then again, I won't lie, I really only watched it to see Harrison Ford. That man is badass, and he's sixty. I'll probably blog about that movie later, hehe.

Tuesday, August 9

one night out

On the weekend of my birthday, my mum decided to drag us to spend the night in a nice hotel. To be perfectly honest, both me and my mum are homebodies; both my brothers are the social ones. I have no problem with it since I'm perfectly content to while away my time at home with my books, my persocom, and...my books, but I know my mum and older brother worry because I'm a woman in my twenties who isn't too fond of the outside world. What can I say? I'm just socially awkward. But anyway, that's not the point. The point was, my mum sprung a trip on us so we high-tailed it to San Diego for a night at Harrah's. Yes, the casino. They have a really lovely hotel.

Of course, when we got there, we heard slot machines and saw poker tables. My kid brother, who is precisely three years younger than myself -- we were born on the same day, three years apart! -- had turned 21, so he was just excited to be able to order alcohol and flash his ID. My older brother was excited for Harrah's buffet, and me? I wanted to try out the beds. See our priorities? Drinking, eating, and sleeping. My poor mum! ♥ Sometimes I wonder how she puts up with such odd kids. (The answer? With a ton of love and saintly patience.)

So we arrive at the pretty hotel room, there's a mini-fridge and everything, a lovely bathroom like this:

The mirrors were so big...and that tub. That's got my name on it.

and we just had a great family dinner at the new Cafe that opened up. My brothers go off for drinking and merry-making, my mum decides to walk around -- sometimes I laugh but all her walking keeps her way more fit than me! Woe! -- and me? Well...this is what I do when I'm faced with a beautiful hotel, gambling (and a possible chance at riches), and a gift shop selling beautiful designer bags:

(photo taken by my mum, who was so amused)

My priorities: do you see them? My family left me alone in that hotel room and I relaxed with a collection of Pablo Neruda poems for about ten minutes before I decided to hijack the bathroom and sink into the tub. I wanted to read in the tub like I'd seen other people do in the movies, but then I realized that I was risking getting my book wet so that idea went out the window. After that, I had a choice of going back down to the gift shop or even the casino, but instead, I explored our hotel room and snapped a single photo of the quirky art on the walls.

Yeah, I don't know either. But that saffron background...cool.

I read some more, and then fell asleep. My brothers came in much later, and I don't even know what happened to my mum, but we woke up around ten to my mum's voice and that was really the extent of our stay, haha. It was also only in the morning we realized we had a balcony with a view of the mountains,

This is my younger brother. He's on [ YouTube ].
He does this crazy thing where he raps and I actually like it.

plus a pool:


and I swear if I had an idea that was there before we left I'd have brought along a swimsuit. Alas!

Regardless, it was a great trip. ♥ I love my family and I'm glad we still get to do these things despite our lives.

Next time, I'll try to be a little more daring. (And I'll definitely bring a swimsuit.)

fucking over our diet

is a title I borrowed -- with a little tweaking -- from [ this blog ], run by Becky from [ Everyday Makeup ]. She's kind of incredibly awesome, fun, and her blog is relatable and straightforward, so she deserves every follower she's got. Anyway, I borrowed the F.O.O.D. acronym because this is basically a food entry, hehehe.

I found out from my kuya -- older brother in my native language -- that food trucks congregate at a Lowe's parking lot on Western and 222nd Street (in Torrance) every Thursday, and that they serve some pretty amazing food at somewhat decent prices. I won't say the food's cheap, but it is good, and there's a food truck for just about any craving. They serve all sorts of cuisines, so a foodie can wander that parking lot to their heart's content and possibly find something to satisfy them. I've only been there twice, so I haven't been able to eat from every food truck; besides, sometimes the trucks vary. I will, however, say it's a great place to spend a Thursday night, and it's not uncommon to see a bunch of people crowding around on seats or relaxing in their cars while munching some food truck findings. Don't go alone; this place is better with a crew. Eat some good food, make some great conversation -- that seems to be the food truck way around this place.

My mum had this awesome fish sandwich...just look at it!
It's nothing like a fast food fish burger, I can tell you that.

Poutine is a Canadian thing; it's French fries, gravy, and cheese curds.
I'm sorry, did you say fries and cheese curds?
This was my first food truck dinner! ♥ I loved it.

The next time I went with my brother and mum, I found a takoyaki truck.
Takoyaki is octopus in a ball of batter, topped with sauce and green onion.
I'm not a huge fan of octopus, but this was pretty yummy! :D

Next time, I think I'll try some Cuban food. :)

Thursday, August 4

I am a cat

My hair is not so red anymore and it makes me woe. :(

Red is the color which fades the fastest, which is a total bummer but I can do nothing but get touch-ups when I can. Additionally, it doesn't help that my scalp is oily; I try to hold off on the washes but I've already washed my hair about four or five times since I had it colored. :( I really need better hair care stuff.

Latest literary buy! ♥ I Am a Cat.

After visiting Whimsic Alley with my friends, we went over to The Grove where I found this at Barnes & Noble. I loved Soseki Natsume's Kokoro so I thought I'd get another book by him. I was torn between this book and another, The Three-Cornered World which was the only other Natsume book on the shelf -- the third Natsume book was Kokoro, which I already had. Both books are well-known but the fact that the protagonist in I Am a Cat just happens to be...well, a cat, I couldn't help myself. It'd be an interesting point of view to read at the very least, right?

violet femme

It's a hot, hot summer. ;)

I really need a good shampoo that'll help me keep this red...forever, if it were possible. ♥ Does anyone have any advice? I think I might try Dove...I'm using Garnier Fructis right now and it smells great but it is legit washing my color down the drain. :(

Wednesday, August 3

birthday 2011 haul!

First of all, the family turtle says "hello!" to you all! ♥

This is a follow-up of my last blog regarding my birthday, you can find it [ here ] for your convenience. :) This is the beauty-related haul -- there's not a lot, but I've never really been someone who goes completely wild and buys a ton of stuff unless there's a seriously fabulous sale going on...which didn't happen on my birthday at all! It didn't matter, though; I still had a lot of fun. ♥ My friends are the best.

Target haul using my Target beauty coupons from ages ago:
Olay Age-Defying Intensive Nourishing night cream
Target's handbag hanger (I've been wanting one!)
Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion
Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in Papaya

Everything but the handbag hanger -- which set me back about $10USD -- was a dollar off because of coupons. :) I love Olay products so I bought a new night cream even though I still haven't finished my last tub, and I had a travel-sized version of the Burt's Bees Milk and Honey and I love it so I'll be using it as a body moisturizer after I finish my current one. And the Revlon lip gloss is just because I love coral makeup, lol.


It was BOGOFREE for earrings at Aldo and I couldn't resist these two sets. I have a big thing for antiqued-looking jewelry -- I have an affinity with pirates I just can't seem to shake -- and the coat of arms earrings just seemed really interesting. I also really like cameo brooches and related jewelry, so that's why the second set's there. I got five pairs of earrings inexpensively, so I'm happy. I have to disinfect them soon so I can wear them...!

I just really love this bag. :) Yellow tissue paper!


I just really like yellow. :') My friend Tracy -- [ she made this awesome earrings and bracelet set for me ] -- gave me yellow hair bows as well. They're attached to alligator clips so I can just put them on easily. Plus, I got a Starbucks gift card! Swag!

Tomorrow I'll be going out to Whimsic Alley ] with friends. First of all, amazing play on the word "whimsically" is amazing. Second of all, it's a Potterdom store. I'll try to hold on to my money, but I wouldn't be surprised if the store Accios it all out of my wallet.

Friday, July 29

saengil chukha hamnida

Recently twenty-four years old. (Friendly bunny ears fail!)
Saengil chukha hamnida is "happy birthday" in Korean, I believe!

When some people have their birthdays, they do some fun, social things -- maybe they have parties, or go out clubbing, or have huge dinners. As someone who can be described as "low-tension" I do none of that. On my birthday, three of my closest friends and I went to a Borders bookstore near our area and took complete advantage of their going-out-of-business sale. (Though it could be better; I'm assuming prices will steadily drop as stock dwindles.) Since it was my birthday, I spent money with reckless abandon! I also got some great presents, but here's my haul unrelated to beauty. ♥

Borders collective haul over a two-day stretch.

I'd actually gone to that same Borders a week prior and came out with two books -- the Tsubasa album and Mitch Albom's book, For One More Day (not pictured). I'm a huge fan of CLAMP, the manga creators who created not only Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, but also some other amazing works like Kobato, xxxholic, and the very well-known Cardcaptor Sakura series. When I saw the Tsubasa art book, it was the last copy around so I had to have it; it was only 10% off but I didn't really care. I love the art of Tsubasa and CLAMP just creates gorgeous characters in general. I could flip through this and marvel for hours. I'm not even lying.

I bought the Mitch Albom book for my younger brother, who shares his birthday with me. We're precisely three years apart, isn't it cool? He's a fan of Albom and has his other famous books, Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet In Heaven, so when I saw For One More Day I had to get it for him. :)

My birthday Borders haul included a collection of Pablo Neruda's poems; three Haruki Murakami novels -- Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore and Dance Dance Dance; Yann Martel's Beatrice and Virgil because I am madly in love with his book Life of Pi; and Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Murakami's Norwegian Wood has been turned into a movie starring Matsuyama Ken'ichi, while See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is currently being filmed, starring Jeon Ji-hyun and Li Bing Bing. I'm excited to have all of these books in my shelves, and I have to see those two movies when I can. ♥

Hot Topic was selling "Sailormoon" shirts! I had to get one as a fan!

All I can say for the shirt is, "Don't judge me." Hot Topic had TWO Sailormoon shirts in stock, and this was the only one involving my favorite girl ever, Sailor Mars. I had to get it. I grabbed an XL because the shirt is cotton and will most likely shrink, and I like my shirts loose. I'm a little offended that they went ahead and got Mercury's hair green instead of its usual blue, but I'll overlook it since the five of them look crazy awesome anyway. And of course Luna is beautiful as always, hehe. Sailormoon manga is soon being re-released in the US with totally faithful translations, so I'm excited to see those appear in Barnes & Noble stores...since Borders is closing. (I preferred Borders to B&N, honestly. It had such a cozier atmosphere.)

Handmade for my birthday. Oh yeah. Don't be jelly. ;)

This last thing is technically beauty-related as it's accessories, but I just had to write about them. The bracelet and earrings are handmade by my best and oldest friend, Tracy. She found the beads/stones at the craft store and made them into wearables for me. Therefore, this set is the most kickass set of accessories in the universe. Not only are they handmade just for me, but they are yellow -- my ultimate color. I love yellow. It's my power color, my happy color, my mellow color, my fun color...it just brightens my life. Love it. I'll be wearing these constantly for a good while.

Birthday hauls/presents post coming up along with a bunch of other stuff I haven't written yet. I wore foundation today and I looked like I was crazy perfect in the face. Revlon Colorstay is brilliance in a bottle, I say. Brilliance.

It's three am and I have stuff to finish in the morning before I head out to San Diego. Knocking on wood, this was an incredible birthday. I love my friends, I love my brothers, I love my mum, I love my dad, I love the fact that I got to eat mango cake. Best day? Best day.

(My baby brother got me a birthday present too, by the way. That deserves a post all on its own.)

Thursday, July 28

I want to be pretty

Tuesday, 26th of July 2011

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Wednesday, 27th of July 2011

Hair by ARES of Salon ARES, who has recently updated her blog!

Full story after my birthday. Happy birthday to me, I'm a redhead! (I've now achieved the three major hair colors: brunette, blonde, and now redhead.)

Thursday, July 21

products used: skincare

My skincare products for day and night. Looks scary at first, but isn't.

I tend to focus much more on skincare than makeup nowadays since I'm not a fan of base makeup -- foundations seem like too much trouble for me, and I rarely wear anything heavier than a tinted moisturizer anyway. Therefore, healthy skin is a must for me!

I have combination-dry skin which shows some sensitivity to skincare that has too much in it, so I try to keep things simple. My main problems are an uneven skintone and dark circles under my eyes. I suppose I should start thinking seriously about anti-aging, since I'm to turn twenty-four in a week...additionally, I also double-cleanse.

My makeup/sunscreen removal products:
The Body Shop Chamomile Gentle Eye Make-up Remover
DARPHIN Paris Cleansing Aromatic Emulsion

If I'm wearing any eye makeup, I douse a cotton ball with the eye make-up remover and hold over my eye for a few seconds before I wipe things off. This works super well even against waterproof mascaras and I love how gentle it is -- I've gotten it on my waterline before and it doesn't even sting! Feels like water, if water were extremely effective against L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Carbon Black, haha. For the rest of the face I use the Cleansing Aromatic Emulsion which takes off some of the makeup. If I'm wearing foundation, I don't feel this works very well...

My facial cleansing products:
Pond's White Beauty Lightening Facial Foam
Olay Total Effects Revitalizing Foaming Cleanser
Olay Pro-X Cleansing Tool

Depending on how I feel, I reach for either cleanser, apply it on damp skin, and turn the Pro-X on its gentler setting -- it has two. The rotations work the cleansers into my skin and I use it for only a minute before I rinse everything off. Usually that gives me nice and glowy and thoroughly-cleansed skin, but if I have particularly dry skin, I use a cleanser with exfoliants in it instead -- please not this is not an every day thing, I can't handle it...

My exfoliation products:
DARPHIN Paris Exfoliating Foam Gel
St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub

And then, after a good rinse and a pat dry --

My toner: Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel

Non-drying, removes any residue (if any is even left), and feels refreshing!

My specialty products:
DARPHIN Paris Soothing Mask Eye Contour
DARPHIN Paris Dark Circles Relief and De-puffing Eye Serum

Because of bad habits and genetics, I have dark circles under my eyes. I use the Soothing Mask first and leave it on for 5-10 minutes as directed, then wipe off any excess product and follow up with the serum. It feels really good and helps with puffiness, and has helped the darkness some. It's not making miracles, but I like it enough. Not enough for a repurchase, though; I definitely want to try out another eye cream after I finish these two.

My night cream:
OLAY night of olay firming cream

Scoop out small amount with cotton swab onto fingertips, rub between fingertips to warm up the cream, apply to face and neck. This cream is inexpensive, has a delicate scent, and doesn't break me out. Does it actually firm? Well, I haven't noticed anything sagging so I can't really make a comment on that. But I like this cream!

When I wake up, I use a small amount of any cleanser to wash my face and then apply my daytime skincare.

My daytime skincare products:
Banana Boat sunblock
Olay Complete For Sensitive Skin

That's it for the day, really. I don't fuss much in the mornings. I only really take my time at night.

My extra skincare products:
The Body Shop facial massage tool
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

If I'm feeling extra nice to myself, I'll put on a mud mask or massage my face. If. I'm a little on the lazy side for that...if it weren't for the Pro-X, I would rarely exfoliate, either.

Is all of this worth it?

Worst. Lighting. Ever. Cameraflash = eternal enemy.

But I'm not unhappy. ♥